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DGCA fines Air India Rs 10 lakh for not reporting incidents of passenger misbehaviour

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NEW DELHI: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has slapped an extra penalty of Rs 10 lakh on Air India for not reporting an incident, that occurred on a Paris flight, and delaying in referring the matter to its inside committee which is a violation of utility DGCA Civil Aviation Requirements.

“This refers to 2 incidents that occurred on an Air India on December sixth, 2022 on flight AI 142 from Paris to New Delhi.  DGCA learnt that one passenger was caught smoking within the bathroom, he was additionally drunk and never adhering to crew directions and on the identical flight one other passenger relieved himself on a vacant seat and blanket of a fellow feminine passenger,’’ in line with the DGCA.

The DGCA had issued a present trigger discover to the accountable supervisor and requested why enforcement motion shouldn’t be taken towards them for dereliction of their regulatory obligations.

Air India had submitted a reply to the present trigger discover on January twenty third and the identical was examined, following which the DGCA as an enforcement motion imposed a penalty of Rs 10 lakh on Air India.

This is the second time in lower than one week that the DGCA has imposed a penalty on Air India.  In an episode concerning not having the ability to deal with an unruly passenger on board a New York-Delhi flight, the DGCA had imposed two penalties which totalled Rs 33 lakh .

NEW DELHI: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has slapped an extra penalty of Rs 10 lakh on Air India for not reporting an incident, that occurred on a Paris flight, and delaying in referring the matter to its inside committee which is a violation of utility DGCA Civil Aviation Requirements.

“This refers to 2 incidents that occurred on an Air India on December sixth, 2022 on flight AI 142 from Paris to New Delhi.  DGCA learnt that one passenger was caught smoking within the bathroom, he was additionally drunk and never adhering to crew directions and on the identical flight one other passenger relieved himself on a vacant seat and blanket of a fellow feminine passenger,’’ in line with the DGCA.

The DGCA had issued a present trigger discover to the accountable supervisor and requested why enforcement motion shouldn’t be taken towards them for dereliction of their regulatory obligations.

Air India had submitted a reply to the present trigger discover on January twenty third and the identical was examined, following which the DGCA as an enforcement motion imposed a penalty of Rs 10 lakh on Air India.

This is the second time in lower than one week that the DGCA has imposed a penalty on Air India.  In an episode concerning not having the ability to deal with an unruly passenger on board a New York-Delhi flight, the DGCA had imposed two penalties which totalled Rs 33 lakh .